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Philipps University of Marburg Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

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Founded in 1527, one of the oldest universities in the world, Philipps University of Marburg, Germany is ranked in the top 300 universities in the world by The Times Higher Education Ranking 2019. The university enrolls more than 20,000 students every year of which around 14 percent are international students.

The Philipps University of Marburg offers undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and short-term programs in 16 different disciplines. Some of the most popular disciplines among international students are Law, Business and Economics, Social Sciences, Computer Sciences, and Education.

Some of the courses offered by the University are restricted to the german students only like Medicine and Pharmacy.

  • The university invites applications for Winter and /or Summer semesters.
  • Applicants can apply directly through the official website of the university or through uni-assist.
  • The university accepts IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC, CAE scores as proof of English proficiency.
  • Applicants also need to clear the German language proficiency test for admission to the university.
  • The Philipps University of Marburg offers admission to International students to all the unrestricted and some of the restricted courses if they fulfill the admission criteria and seats are available.


Application PortalOfficial Website or uni-assist
Application FeesFor applying via Uni-assist 75 EUR
(30 EUR per additional course)
Language RequirementGerman and English
Average IELTS Score5 to 7
Academic CalendarSemester
Intake SessionsWinter/Summer

Philipps University of Marburg Admission Deadlines

The Philipps University of Marburg has a two-semester intake, All applicants must submit the application form before the application deadlines. Application deadlines for a few of the undergraduate and graduate courses may vary by a month.

The general deadline for both Undergraduate and Graduate courses are mentioned here.

WinterAugust 15
SummerFebruary 15

Philipps University of Marburg International Student Admissions

All the international students who want to study in one of the programs offered by the Philipps University of Marburg will have to fulfill the language, admission, and financial requirements to be eligible for admission to study at the German University.

Authentication of the Documents

International applicants have to get their academic records/transcripts of all the previously attended institution(s) authenticated by one of the following authorities:

  • The issuing school/University or relevant department of education in the home country of the applicant.
  • The Diplomatic Missions of the Federal Republic of Germany.
  • The Cultural Department at the Embassy of the certificate issuing country
  • The public authorities or notaries authorized to carry out official authentications in the Home country.

Document Requirements for International Students

  • Academic records/transcripts of all the previously attended institution(s)
  • Proof of English proficiency for non-native English speakers is a minimum of 5 bands.
  • Proof of German language proficiency for an International student is a requirement.
  • A tabular resume
  • A letter of interest in about 500 words in the English language
  • Copy of the Passport
  • Proof of payment of handling fees

Language Proficiency Test Score

International students are required to prove a German language proficiency level to study in Germany as well as English Language proficiency for some of the courses. The minimum required scores by the university for accepted tests are mentioned in the following table for the reference of applicants.

German Proficiency Test Score

TestMinimum Requirement
DSHLevel 2
TestDaf CertificateAt least 4 points in all sections
Goethe Certification C2Diploma

English Proficiency Test Score

TestMinimum required Score
TOEFL iBT72 to 95
IELTS5 to 7
Common European Framework of Reference for Languages of the Council of EuropeLevel B2 to C1

Visa Process

To obtain a study visa for Germany the applicants must have:

  • A letter of acceptance is issued by the university to the applicants.
  • Proof of sufficient funds (approximately Euro 8700 per year)
  • Valid Passport
  • Certificate of Health Insurance
  • Declaration of the authenticity of documents/transcripts

Philipps University of Marburg Undergraduate Admissions

Where to Apply: Course Webpage of the University website or Uni-assist.

Application Fee: 75 EUR + 30 EUR(per additional course)

Admission Requirements:

Applicants must have qualified higher secondary education or equivalent that is recognized by the universities in Germany.

Documents Requirements:

  • Copies of Academic certificates/transcript duly authenticated by the competent authorities.
  • English language proficiency test scores(if required)
  • Proof of German language proficiency
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letter of recommendation.

The University offers a BA degree in Anglophone Studies with English as the medium of instruction. The language requirement for the same is given below:

CourseApplication PortalAcademic RequirementsMinimum English Language Proficiency
BA- Anglophone StudiesUniversity PortalAcademic Certificates
German Skills DSH 2
IELTS: 6.5

After submission of the application, applicants will receive a message via email whether their documentation is complete or not. Once the documentation is complete the process for issuing the Letter of acceptance will take place.

Philipps University of Marburg Graduate Admissions

The Philipps University of Marburg offers more than 30 courses in the areas of Science, Social Sciences, Humanities, Law and Medicine in the English and German language. The application process to apply for Graduate courses is the same as that of undergraduate programs.

Mentioned below are the requirements for admission to some of the popular courses with the English medium of instruction.

CourseApplication PortalApplication DeadlineAcademic RequirementsMinimum English Language Proficiency
MS – Functional MaterialsUniversity or Uni-assistJuly 15Bachelor’s degree in Science or EngineeringTOEFL: 72
TOEIC: 785
M.Sc – Economics, and InstitutionsUniversity portalWinter: July 15
Summer: Jan 15
Bachelors’ degree with 90 credit points in Economic skillsTOEFL: 95
TOEIC: 945
M.Sc – Economics of the Middle East; and International Political Economy (Double Degree)University PortalJuly 15Bachelors’ degree with 72 credit points in Economic skills and knowledge of Mathematics and StatisticsTOEFL: 95
TOEIC: 945

Documents Requirements: Academic Transcripts, Letter of Interest, Tabular resume, Language Proficiency score, Letter of Recommendation

Philipps University of Marburg Doctorate Admission

The Philipps University of Marburg also offers Doctorate programs(Ph.D.) in various fields. International students can apply for the Doctorate program through University Admission portal with the following documents:

  • Bachelor’s degree certificate/diploma and its transcripts
  • Master’s degree certificate/diploma and its transcripts
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Research proposal (Summary of the research proposal in Maximum 10 pages inclusive of a methodical approach, timeline and work schedule, bibliography)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • An indication of potential supervisors at the University.

The applicants receive suitability points on the basis of documents submitted for admission. For some courses achieving a level of 7 suitability points guarantees direct admission to the course without any interview. Given below are some key points on suitability points:

  • Up to 3/4 points are assigned to final grade points average
  • Up to 2 points are assigned to Letter of Interest and Resume
  • Up to 3 points for experience and/or supplementary subject-based knowledge and certifications.

Based on the suitability points and selection interview conducted via video conferencing, applicants are offered admission into the Graduate and Doctoral program at the Philipps University of Marburg.

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